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Civil Rights and Discrimination

Civil Rights Protection for Special Needs Children

Students who are members of a protected class and children who have special needs may encounter instances of discrimination in the classroom which can seriously inhibit their opportunities and learning potential. At Shaw Law Group, P.L.L.C., we are experienced in handling civil rights cases where a teacher or administrator acts in a discriminatory matter by failing to take into account the child's special needs. It is important to know what rights your child has and how to assert them in school or court.

We can help you protect your child. Call 206-462-3252 (toll free 866-721-2637) or contact our attorney online for an initial consultation or case evaluation. Se habla español.

Civil Rights Protection in Public and Private Schools

Civil rights claims may arise where a public or private school official treats a child differently or when a public school does not accommodate a special needs student by developing or implementing and IEP. We offer experienced advocacy in diverse civil rights claims involving disabilities, race, religion, English as a second language, national origin, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Since children in public or private schools are under the supervision of the school, there are complex rules involving civil rights. If you suspect that your child has been treated differently or denied services in violation of their civil rights, it is important to consult with an attorney you can trust to effectively handle your case.

Challenging Civil Rights Abuses in School and in Court

Our first attempt in every case is to resolve your matter at the administrative level. If we are unable to resolve your case at the administrative level, then it may become necessary to file a discrimination lawsuit in state or federal court.

We understand the serious nature of these cases and the negative impact discrimination can have on your child. As a parent you want to take every available opportunity to protect the rights of your child and get the equal treatment your child deserves. Our attorney will take the time to explain your rights and your options. She will collect all necessary documentation and communicate directly with the school, advocating on the child's behalf to ensure that your child's civil rights are being respected and protected.

For more information about the rights of special needs children, please call 206-462-3252 (toll free 866-721-2637) to speak directly with an experienced lawyer in Seattle and Redmond, Washington.

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Bridget Bourgette Shaw

Shaw Law Group, P.L.L.C.
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Seattle, WA 98119
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